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Experienced Professional in international companies active in industrial raw materials: • 18 years experience in base metals, steel and ferro alloy industry • Unique combination of skills in management, finance, sales and logistics. • Complex and international environment • Highly leveraged environment • Strongly people based
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Strong capability to operate at the different corporate level: • Connecting the process in a creative manner • Developing a vision and setting a direction • Strategy and organisational turnaround • Accounting and Finance • SAP implementation and reengineering • Supply chain management • Risk management • Business development

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In the following industries:
Trading, negoce, mining

Fields of practice:
Unique combination of skills in management, finance, sales and logistics, ,

Management teams your interventions may concern:
Direction Générale Direction commerciale

Types of interventions:
Turnaround, restructuring, MBO, refinancing

Training courses attended:

Education:
Program for Executive Development, IMD Lausanne

09Business Engineer, University of Brussels-Solvay


Presentation

Experienced Professional in international companies active in industrial raw materials:

• 18 years experience in base metals, steel and ferro alloy industry
• Unique combination of skills in management, finance, sales and logistics.
• Complex and international environment
• Highly leveraged environment
• Strongly people based

Strong capability to operate at the different corporate level:

• Connecting the process in a creative manner
• Developing a vision and setting a direction
• Strategy and organisational turnaround
• Accounting and Finance
• SAP implementation and reengineering
• Supply chain management
• Risk management
• Business development


Professional Experience:

04/2008- : Strikeforce Mining and Resources (Geneva) Ltd.: General Manager and head trader.

Strikeforce Mining and Resources is the commercial company of the Russian producer of ferro molybdenum, SMR ( In the context of a planned IPO, the sales have been reorganized through a Swiss based subsidiary with the focus on developing end consumer sales.

• Start up of the company
• Hiring of a team
• Development of the end user consumer sales
• Specification and implementation of a trading and accounting system.
• Development and implementation of controls, procedures and reporting tools
• Input in strategic projects such as sourcing and processing of off grade molybdenum concentrates in a new autoclave plant.


09/2006-04/2008 : BHL Metals s.a. Lausanne. Managing Director

BHL Metals is a new division of the BHL Group which has been launched to develop the metal trading and tolling activity for the group leveraging on the existing trading of concentrates and mining.

• Start up of the company
• Hiring of a team
• Development and management of a profitable base metals trading book.
• Negotiation of structured trade finance bank lines
• Negotiation of LME broker lines
• Specification and implementation of a trading and accounting system.
• Development and implementation of all necessary controls and procedures

09/2004-06/2006 : LN Metals, London. Managing Director

LN Metals has 3 activities: Trading of Non Ferrous Metals and concentrate, Price Risk Management services and advisory services to the metal and mining industry.

• Start up of a Non-Ferrous metals trading desk: New team and customer basis
• Build up of the organisation and structure to manage the business
• Specification and selection of a trading system.
• Development and growth of the company: 85% year to year turnover increase.
• Negotiation of a strategic partnership and a merger with an industrial start-up in view of a listing on the stock Exchange (AIM)
• Preparation of the listing: Business plan, presentation to Stock Brokers


09/1994-12/2003: Tinfos Nizi, Luxembourg

Tinfos Nizi specialises in the trading of raw material for the steel and related industries: Ferro Alloys, Non Ferrous Metals and Pig Iron. International customer and supplier basis.

03/2001- 12/2003: Managing Director

• Elaboration and implementation of corporate strategy:
o Development of the management team
o Industry and company analysis
o Identification and definition of value creation
• Cultural, behavioural and motivational turnaround
• Customer and supplier partnership: Value sharing, process and system integration
• Member of the Board of Directors in Luxembourg and Spain

07/2000-03/2001: Deputy Managing Director

Responsibility for:

• Development and customer portfolio management
• Supplier network
• Management of the 3 trading departments
• Risk management: Credit, currency, position, counterpart
• Reengineering and upgrading of ERP (SAP R/3)
• Finance and accounting

09/94-12/2002: Head of Non-Ferrous Metal Department.

Start-up and build-up from scratch of a trading book:

• Team recruitment, training and development
• Customer and suppliers basis development
• Contacts and negotiations with banks
• Negotiation and management of the physical purchase and sales contracts.
• Hedging on the London Metal Exchange via futures and option contracts.


11/1990-08/1994: Union Minière

Zinc Sales and Export Manager.

International sales of zinc metal using the LME as a hedging tool.
Follow-up of contracts and customer relation
Development of new markets in the Middle East, East Europe and Africa.
Start-up of trading book in zinc ex Russia and East Europe.

09/1987-10/1990:

Organisation of seminars, incentives and events aimed at students.
Co-founder of the company.


Education

11/2000 & 06/2001: Program for Executive Development, IMD Lausanne

09/1990: Business Engineer, University of Brussels-Solvay


Languages

French: mother tongue, English: excellent knowledge, Dutch: good basis.

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